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​ ​​​Human Resources ​

The Human Resources Department recruits, hires, and cultivates a high-performing workforce for the Orange County Department of Education.  Human Resources works to make a difference in Orange County Schools by supporting the work of employees offering resources, services, and opportunities to parents, educators, students, and community members.  Human Resources offers the following proactive services:  orientati​on for new employees; maintenance of employee records; employee credentialing and compliance; classification review and analysis; benefits administration; professional development opportunities; and guidance relative to employee supervision and performance management.  Human Resources is also responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements between OCDE and two employee associations – Orange County Schools Educators Association (OCSEA) and California School Employees Association (CSEA). 
Gina Lance, Executive Director 714.966.4333
​Kristen Burk, Administrator714.966.4025
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Employment​ ​
Melissa Chartrand, Program Specialist​714.966.4083
Graciela Caringella, Engagement Specialist​714.966.4141
Maria Solorzano-Portaro, Specialist​714.966.4037

Zainab Nuhaily, Specialist

Lorena Villa, Specialist

Olivia Dayton, Technician




Employee Records​ ​ ​
Arlene Salazar, Supervisor​714.966.4398
Lorena Gonzalez, Specialist​714.966.4015
Alba Ibarra, Specialist​714.966.4068
​Olivia Dayton, Technician​714.966.4497
Nancy Nguyen, Technician ​714.966.4035
Benefits​ ​
​Kelli Nagano, Analyst ​714.966.4049
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Classification & Compensation​ ​ ​
​Susan Wilson, Analyst​714.966.4023
​Accommodations & Special Projects
Susan Wilson, Analyst ​714.966.4023
​ ​ ​Employee Support & Response
Shardae Jackson, Employee Relations Specialist​714.966.4041
​Katia Wakasugi, Employee Relations Specialist​714.966.4123
​​​Professional Development & Employee Recognition
Melissa Chartrand, Program Specialist ​714.966.4083
​Certification/Recertification, Employer/College Relations, Data & Reporting
​Charissa Martinez, Analyst​714.966.4039
​ ​ ​Safety & Preparedness Programs
​Todd Martin, Manager​714.966.4210
​Melissa Chartrand, Program Specialist​714.966.4083
​Shardae Jackson, Employee Relations Specialist​714.966.4140
Sharon Hernandez, Sr. Executive Assistant ​714.966.4158
​Debbie Hughes, Technician ​714.966.4028


Jannet Osorio, Technician

Jacqueline Alderissi, Administrative Assistant II

Paola Montiel, Administrative Assistant II



714.966.4000, 714.966.4056